Resorts World Las Vegas Released Cloud of 100K Ladybugs to Aid Las Vegas Valley
Earth Day 2022 is approaching. In celebration of Earth Day and in support of the Las Vegas Valley and on-site
Earth Day 2022 is approaching. In celebration of Earth Day and in support of the Las Vegas Valley and on-site landscaping, Resorts World Las Vegas released a veritable cloud of ladybugs this week. Over 100,000 of the helpful little creatures flew across the property and will join their local brethren to help support healthy plantlife in the Las Vegas Valley. Here's a look at this delightful event and what else Las Vegas has up its sleeve for Earth Day.
A Cloud of Ladybugs
It was a beautiful sight at Resorts World Las Vegas on April 6 when they released 100K ladybugs in partnership with Park West. The release of the cheerful red bugs is a part of an integrated pest management program, minimizing the resort’s use of pesticides and benefitting the Las Vegas Valley.
It's not something the average guest thinks of often, but large resorts with landscaped gardens often require a lot of pesticide to control the creates that want to munch on their plantlife. By investing in a healthy ladybug colony on the property, Resorts World is able to kill aphids, mealybug, scale, leaf hoppers, mites and other insects that attack the landscape and damage plants and foliage. And their presence reduces the use of pesticides, which provides healthier runoff water and cleaner air for the larger Las Vegas Valley.
In addition, ladybugs will spread a surprising distance from their release location, helping local plantlife with their own pest problems.
The Resorts World team shares in a statement, "The ladybugs will singlehandedly take care of a major portion of these insects, traveling up to 75 miles away from the resort’s campus to eat the bugs and reduce the average Las Vegas homeowner’s maintenance costs and exposure to pesticides."
Brendan Dellerba, Director of Horticulture and Floral for Resorts World Las Vegas adds, "As part of our overall horticultural program, we are committed to finding better ways of managing our landscape and taking a gentler approach with natural solutions. This release of ladybugs is an effective way to reduce the need for harmful pesticides across our property’s landscape and the Las Vegas Valley. Not to mention, ladybugs have come to symbolize luck and prosperity, so with the release, it’s a great week to visit Resorts World Las Vegas.”
Plus, they're pretty cute. Who doesn't have fond memories of catching ladybugs in the Summer, not realizing how important they were to the plants around you? Now, we know just how vital they are – and Las Vegas has 100,000 more to keep the bugs down and the water clean.
Ladybugs for Earth Day – Here’s What Else Vegas is Doing
Of course, ladybugs aren't Las Vegas' only contribution to a healthier planet. Every year, Summerlin in Las Vegas hosts the Happy Earth Day Festival. Here are a few highlights of the yearly celebration that you should know:
- The festival is held in Summerlin, a planned community in the Las Vegas Valley.
- Happy Earth Day 2022 runs April 22-23, in connection with Earth Day on April 22.
- There are events that celebrate the planet, for attendees of all ages.
- Vegetarian and vegan food will be available – so bring your appetite.
- A sustainable farmer's market will give attendees a chance to buy their own sustainable produce and learn about how we can provide environmentally-impactful beneficial food for more people through support of local, sustainable farmers.
- Earth-friendly technology will be on display and for sale, helping families reduce their carbon footprint.
Tickets for the event run $10 per person, and kids under 12 get in free. For more information or to plan your day at Happy Earth Day Festival 2022, visit the website.
To plan your day at Resorts World Las Vegas and see the beautiful cloud of ladybugs for themselves before they spread out and help other parts of Las Vegas Valley, visit the website.